Wil Traval

William Traval is an Australian actor, known for his work as Dr. Jack Quade on the Australian hospital drama All Saints (2004–2008), and as Will Simpson on the Netflix superhero drama series Jessica Jones (2015–2018).[1][2]

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Traval in August 2016
William Traval

(1980-07-09) July 9, 1980 (age 40)
Victoria, Australia
Years active2003–present

Early lifeEdit

Traval was born on a strawberry farm near Colac in Victoria, Australia, and is of part Russian descent.[3] He graduated from high school at the age of 16. His passion for acting began in high school when he and his friends spent their time making short films. He cast himself in many roles including a werewolf and a psychopath. Traval studied Media and Literature at La Trobe University, but later he decided he would prefer to study at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

On 17 June 2020, Traval publicly came out as bisexual on his Instagram account.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Last Days of Connie Hays Val Short film
2010 Primal Dace
2013 Five Thirteen Richard
2018 Antidote James


Year Title Role Notes
2003 White Collar Blue Uniformed cop Season 2, episode 1
2003 White Collar Blue Constable Tom Saunders 2 episodes
2004–2008 All Saints Jack Quade Main cast (seasons 7–11)
2004 McLeod's Daughters Dylan Abbott Episode: "Fool for Love"
2004 Jessica Billy Simple Miniseries
2009–2011 Rescue: Special Ops Hamish McIntyre 8 episodes
2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Joe Dooley Main cast; 13 episodes
2011 Leverage Craig Mattingly Episode: "The Girls' Night Out Job"
2012 The Glades Neil Gannon Episode: "Islandia"
2012 Dexter Tony Rush Episode: "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl"
2012 The Inbetweeners Johnno 2 episodes
2013 Red Widow Irwin Petrov 8 episodes
Once Upon a Time Keith / Sheriff of Nottingham 5 episodes
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Jim Blackman Episode: "Somebody's Watching Me"
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carlo Derosa Episode: "The Last Ride"
2015–2018 Jessica Jones Will Simpson Main cast (season 1)
Guest cast (season 2)
2016–2018 Arrow Christopher Chance / Human Target 2 episodes
2017 Grimm Zerstörer Season 6, 2 Episodes
2017 Chicago P.D. Sean McGrady Episode: "Fallen"
2018 Deadly Matrimony Kyle Gardner Television film
2020 Dynasty Father Caleb Collins Recurring role
2020 Messiah Will Matthews Main cast; filming


  1. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Jessica Jones' Wil Traval". talknerdywithus.com. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Marvel's Wil Traval Discusses "Jessica Jones" Taking Over Netflix". The Hudsucker. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. ^ Traval, Will (15 March 2013). "Twitter: WilTraval : @TiffInHeels I'm part Russian so I had n advantage". Twitter.com. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  4. ^ "I am proud to be a part of a diverse and loving community. I am proud to be married to the love of my life @terasalivingstone and I am proud that I have the support and understanding of @terasalivingstone to be an example for others like me. #pride #loveislove #soulmate #betruetoyourself". Retrieved 24 June 2020.

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